can't get past google account prompt on Lubuntu 18

Asked by Ben Sevilla on 2018-05-09

I've migrated from Ubuntu Mate 16.0.4 LTS to Lubuntu 18.04 LTS. I wanted to 'restore' my data to the new OS.

On the old installation, I backed up everything to an encrypted external drive. The backup is unencrypted. I installed Lubuntu, then installed deja-dup 37.1-2fakesync1 (and duplicity 0.7.17-0ubuntu1, IIRC) from synaptic.

I connected and opened the external drive successfully with the passphrase (i.e. mounted and browseable).

There was no menu icon that I could see at the time (probably my oversight - why call it 'Backup' when the program is 'deja-dup'?? Hell for noobs looking for info).

I launched from commandline, and ran into trouble with a gui/dialog box that seems broken.

It says "Restore from where?" There's a drop-down menu whose default backup setting is Google. It says "This account is not yet configured. It cannot be used until you add it to your online accounts".

Ignoring the online account prompt, choosing a different drop-down option and specifying full paths to either the external drive or a local copy of the backup folder both fail, demanding I set up that Google account.

"Storage location not available. Waiting for Google to be configured in your backup settings..."

Even if give in and try the account setup, I get to another a dialog box that's essentially empty. I mean empty - its basically a large empty box on the screen. Something flickers into view for ~0.5s on the LHS with mouseover/click/something, but its of no use.

I tried a terminal command, 'deja-dup --restore file:///home/x/Desktop/'Backup of my files' but got the same, along with:

user@x-Dell-System-XPS-L321X:~$ deja-dup

(org.gnome.DejaDup:19986): dbind-WARNING **: 14:26:46.137: Couldn't register with accessibility bus: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.

I must ctl+C to get out of that, no matter what happens to the gui.

I've since used duplicity from the command line, and recovered my data with that. I have no inclination to continue experimenting with deja dup for restoration right now.

I am now wondering about the safety of using deja-dup for my backup regime on Lubuntu, which is a shame.

What's going on?

/tmp/deja-dup.gsettings

org.gnome.DejaDup last-restore ''
org.gnome.DejaDup periodic false
org.gnome.DejaDup periodic-period 7
org.gnome.DejaDup full-backup-period 90
org.gnome.DejaDup backend 'goa'
org.gnome.DejaDup last-run ''
org.gnome.DejaDup nag-check ''
org.gnome.DejaDup prompt-check ''
org.gnome.DejaDup root-prompt true
org.gnome.DejaDup include-list ['$HOME']
org.gnome.DejaDup exclude-list ['$TRASH', '$DOWNLOAD']
org.gnome.DejaDup last-backup ''
org.gnome.DejaDup allow-metered false
org.gnome.DejaDup delete-after 0
org.gnome.DejaDup.Rackspace username ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.Rackspace container 'x-Dell-System-XPS-L321X'
org.gnome.DejaDup.S3 id ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.S3 bucket ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.S3 folder 'x-Dell-System-XPS-L321X'
org.gnome.DejaDup.OpenStack authurl ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.OpenStack tenant ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.OpenStack username ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.OpenStack container 'x-Dell-System-XPS-L321X'
org.gnome.DejaDup.GCS id ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.GCS bucket ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.GCS folder 'x-Dell-System-XPS-L321X'
org.gnome.DejaDup.Local folder 'x-Dell-System-XPS-L321X'
org.gnome.DejaDup.Remote uri ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.Remote folder 'x-Dell-System-XPS-L321X'
org.gnome.DejaDup.Drive uuid [REDACTED FOR BUG REPORT]
org.gnome.DejaDup.Drive icon '. GEmblemedIcon .%20GThemedIcon%20drive-harddisk-usb%20drive-harddisk%20drive .%20GEmblem%20changes-allow%201'
org.gnome.DejaDup.Drive folder 'x-Dell-System-XPS-L321X'
org.gnome.DejaDup.Drive name '1.0 TB Volume'
org.gnome.DejaDup.GOA id ''
org.gnom:~$ DEJA_DUP_DEBUG=1 deja-dup --restore | tail -n 1000 > /tmp/deja-dup.log

(org.gnome.DejaDup:19875): dbind-WARNING **: 14:20:02.602: Couldn't register with accessibility bus: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.
e.DejaDup.GOA folder 'x-Dell-System-XPS-L321X'
org.gnome.DejaDup.GOA type 'google'
org.gnome.DejaDup.File short-name ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.File type 'normal'
org.gnome.DejaDup.File migrated true
org.gnome.DejaDup.File name ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.File path ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.File uuid ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.File icon ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.File relpath @ay []

file /tmp/deja-dup.log is empty.

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